School Culture


CHILD SAFETY STANDARDS

As a registered government primary school we have a legal and moral responsibility for keeping our children safe. At Zeerust Primary School we are committed to taking reasonable steps to accommodate the needs of all children irrespective of their culture, language, disability or vulnerability.

 

At Zeerust Primary School we have in place policies and procedures which address the issue of child safety. The principal is a member of school council and the school improvement team and has the key responsibility for operationalising the government's child safe agenda.

 

STUDENT GOAL WALL

Each term the children set themselves SMART goals. These are:

  • Specific.
  • Measureable.
  • Achievable.
  • Realistic, and
  • Timely.

CONCERT/AWARDS NIGHT

At the end of each year an event is held in which students are able to display their musical and dramatic talents in front of an audience. The night is also used to review the years events and present the Junior and Senior Citizens of the Year awards and acknowledge the graduating grade 6s and those families whose connection with the school is ending. 

 

THE GLENDA TELFORD STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Named in honour of Mrs. Glenda Telford who served the school for 29 years. A student is chosen to receive this award based upon on their academic and social skills displayed in all different circumstances throughout the year. The student is presented with an engraved Zeerust Primary School key ring at the Christmas concert/awards function and their name are inscribed on an honour plaque which hangs in the school’s front foyer. 

 

The school also honours graduating students, those students with exemplary attendance (>96%), and each students awards two other students with awards of their choice.